Premier League clubs in scrap for England striker

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QPR are set to make a January move for Fulham striker Bobby Zamora, according to the Daily Mail.


The Loftus Road outfit are thought to be heading the queue of clubs interested in Zamora, who has fallen out with manager Martin Jol.


The former Tottenham boss left Zamora out of his squad for the loss to Swansea at the weekend – something QPR boss Neil Warnock is keen to exploit.


QPR are desperate to sign a striker in January and have been linked with Spurs’ Jermain Defoe, but have been warned off by Harry Redknapp.


The Cottagers striker is concerned about keeping his place in Fabio Capello’s England squad and fears his fall-out with Jol could jeopardise this.


The Dutchman insists Zamora is still part of his plans but admitted he had a meeting with the player on Friday to confirm he would not be travelling to Wales.


“Bobby is probably not the best ­substitute to have on the bench. I made the decision to play Johnson because he works hard in training,” said Jol.


“The last couple of weeks I played with Moussa Dembele and Bobby and I thought it was time to play Johnson again.”


Aston Villa are also thought to be in the race for the England international in a bid to relieve the pressure on the under-performing Darren Bent.


New Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill has also been credited with an interest, as he has concerns over the quality of the strike force he has inherited at the Stadium of Light.

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